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020.71177366 

G75 

2006 



UNIVERSITY OF 

ILLINOIS LIBRARY 

AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN 




Graduate School of Library and Information Science 2006 Annual Report 



Irbana-Champaign 





It happens regularly: stories arrive from students or alumni that highlight the positive impact that 
time at GSLIS has had on their lives, both personally and professionally. Our faculty figure promi 
in these stories, and they have inspired legions. For this issue of our annual report, we 
faculty to share what — or who — inspires them; their responses appear in the following 











The study of information will be to the twenty-first century what physics was to the first half 
of the twentieth century, or computer science was to the second half. This is not news to our 
faculty, our students, or our alumni, who know that library and information science is an area 
with rapidly expanding horizons and enormous potential to garner new research funding, to 
foster new academic programs, and to provide badly needed expertise to a very broad range 
of employers. Our graduates are adept at using the latest technology and methods to put in- 
formation to work for people in many different domains, and the School recruits faculty with 
strong teaching and research profiles who understand information systems and services in 
the broadest context. 



In its current configuration, the major areas of research and teaching in GSLIS are: 

• information history, economics, and policy 

• information organization and knowledge representation 

• information resources, uses, and users 

• information systems 

• management and evaluation 

• social, community, and organizational informatics 

• youth literature and services 



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We have tenure-system faculty in all of these areas, and we have internationally recognized 
strength in most of them. We will continue to build and maintain that strength, and over 
the next several years we will be expanding into other areas as well — particularly bio- and 
health informatics, data curation, cultural/museum informatics, and scholarly/scientific com- 
munication. As the University administration forges ahead with the Global Campus, an on- 
line degree program initiative, I'm pleased to report that the experience and the expertise of 
GSLIS in online education is often mentioned: I do hope it will also be taken advantage of in 
more substantive ways, as the Global Campus considers program design, instructional tech- 
nology support, and pedagogy. It's worth noting, on the topic of pedagogy, that Associate 
Dean Linda Smith was honored this year with the University of Illinois 2006-2007 Campus 
Award for Excellence in Off-Campus Teaching. 




Master's students Bryan Voell and Hiromi Okazawa work 
together at the University Library Information Desk. 



In 2006, U.S. Neivs & World Report recognized the excellence of GSLIS as a whole with a num- 
ber one position in its latest rankings of graduate professional schools of library and informa- 
tion science. We are pleased not only that GSLIS retained the number one spot, but also that 
we ranked highly in a number ot specialty groups: first in digital librarianship and in services 
for children and youth; fourth in information systems; fifth in law librarianship; and eighth in 
health librarianship. In fact, GSLIS continues to be the only school or college in the University 
of Illinois system that is ranked number one in this national survey. The School can be proud of 
having maintained this position when state support, in real inflation-adjusted dollars, has been 
declining for several years (see Figure 1) and our cost-effectiveness has been improving: it has 
not been easy, and it will not be possible in the future without significant new investment. 



FIG.1 STATE FUNDING TO GSLIS 

Budget dollars, raw and indexed to 1 996 dollars, using the Consumer Price Index, and dollars per credit, raw and indexed. 



Budget dollars ■ Budget adjusted for inflation Dollars/credit 

Academic Year 



Adjusted dollars/credit 






1996-97 


1997-98 


1998-99 


1999-00 


2000-01 


2001-02 


2002-03 


2003-04 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


Budget Dollars 


1221 


1303 


1712 


1964 


2627 


2958 


3699 


4020 


4036 


4174 


4163 


Budget adjusted for inflation 


1221 


1274.3 


1648.7 


1850.1 


2393.2 


2620.8 


3225.5 


3429.1 


3353.9 


3351.7 


3243 


Dollars/credit 


172 


189 


217 


213 


255 


262 


300 


348 


382 


360 




Adjusted/credit 


172 


185 


209 


201 


232 


232 


261 


296 


318 


289 






As one of the four partners (with Computer Science, NCSA, and the Library) who developed 
the concept of the Illinois Informatics Initiative (I 1 ), as one of five units offering an option in the 
campus-wide bioinformatics master's degree program, and as one of the units centrally involved 
in planning the cross-campus IT minor, GSLIS is also deeply and demonstrably committed to 
research and teaching in emerging areas, and we have an established track record of creating 
and seizing opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction both on our campus and around the 
world. Speaking of the minor, I'm pleased to report that GSLIS will be the home unit for its ad- 
ministrative coordinator. 

GSLIS has multiple, substantive, and long-standing collaborative relationships with other units 
on campus, and we are eager to expand and deepen those relationships in ways that bring con- 
crete benefits to the University, in the form of new curricula, research funding, excellent faculty 
and graduate students, and opportunities for engagement that contribute as much to campus 
as they do to local, state, regional, and international communities. The expertise we offer in the 
history, creation, organization, analysis, preservation, and use of information resources is a pre- 
requisite for progress in science, business, education, and culture, and it is also directly aligned 
with many of the stated goals of the Illinois Campus Strategic Plan. 

The School also has a number of significant extramural collaborative relationships. We are a 
charter member of the I-Schools Project, a community of nineteen North American schools 
interested in the relationship between information, technology, and people and committed to 
increasing the visibility of the library and information science field. A strong I-School at the 
University of Illinois can contribute to the success of the campus as a whole, across the entire 
spectrum of its new initiatives in research, teaching, public engagement, and economic develop- 
ment. We are proud to be the 2008 hosts for the annual I-Schools conference, held in 2006 at 
Michigan and 2007 at UCLA. 








CHIP BRUCE 
The people whose work has most inspired 
me integrated ideas, feelings, and creativity 
with action in the world, making a difference 
for others; they led lives with integrity. Myles 
Horton showed this in his work with the 
Highlander School, Jane Addams did the same 
in Hull House, and Thurgood Marshall in his 
brilliant and courageous civil rights work. John 
Dewey helps me most to understand why 
that kind of integration is so important for our 
growth as individuals and as a society. 








GSLIS is also a key partner in a new University of Illinois collaboration with the HistoryMak- 
ers project, a Chicago-based non-profit that collects video oral histories of prominent African- 
American leaders in many different cultural domains. In this collaboration, President Joe White 
and the provosts from all three campuses will collectively support a three-year effort by the 
Library at Ul-Chicago, African-American Studies programs on all three campuses, GSLIS, and 
AITS (the UI administrative computing unit) to make the materials that the HistoryMakers 
has produced more accessible to students, scholars, and the public. A full-time archivist and six 
graduate assistants will dedicate their time to improving archival records, developing online find- 
ing aids, enriching the description of these materials, and making a digitized subset available in 
classrooms on all three campuses. 

GSLIS continues to be a member of the Association for Library and Information Science Educa- 
tion (ALISE), the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), The Internet Public Library (IPL, now hosted 
at Drexel), the Sakai Developers group, and the American Distance Education Consortium. We 
are also ably represented by our faculty and graduate students in the many different conferences 
and meetings that they attend year-round, and we will be hosting Digital Humanities 2007, an 
international conference that draws researchers and educators from LIS, humanities, and com- 
puter science. Last year this conference was held in Paris; next year it will be held in Finland. 

This year we saw continued growth in our online student body, where a six-year trend has led to 
LEEP enrollment surpassing the on-campus student enrollment figures for the first time: of the 
491 master's and C.A.S. students enrolled this spring semester, 275 of them are LEEP students 
(see Figure 2). Minority enrollment is also higher in LEEP: 8.7% versus 5.3% for the on-cam- 
pus population. Such an expansion in numbers is not the only evidence of quality recruitment 
efforts, however. Admissions committee members report that the large numbers of current appli- 
cations to our master's program are also the strongest in recent memory (see Figure 3). 



FIG.2 GRADUATE POPULATION 

LEEP overtakes on-campus enrollment in 2006 
-■- LEE P Students 



Ph.D. Students* 



Residential Grad Students 



300 



E 200 

























324 


337 


315 










290 








267 


/247 


237 


243 














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191 







275 
266 



M " « 4, « 45 48 5 ° 

„ 39 41 ™ 

21 25 29 33 



1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 

* Pre-2004 data includes all post-masters students. 

FIG.3 YIELD ON ADMISSIONS 

Applications are back up, but in a more competitive environment 

1000 ■ 

i Accepted Offers 

Linear (Accepted Offers) 

Applications 
■ Linear (Offers of Admission 
i Offers of Admission 




1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 

Academic Year 



User Services staff members Nav Khanal and Jen Morgan 
are always ready to help solve problems 





STRATEGIC PLANS 



In order to participate as an equal partner in 
campus-wide initiatives like P or the bioin- 
formatics master's program, or to compete 
with other I-Schools in terms of faculty re- 
cruitment and retention, attracting research 
funding, attracting the best doctoral students, 
and maintaining our national ranking, we 
will need a strategic investment in the School. 

Making the case for this new investment is 
a critical part of my job as dean, and as I 
lobby for new resources, or urge alumni and 
friends to contribute to the School, or build 
relationships with corporations and founda- 
tions who support GSLIS researchers, I am 
guided by the GSLIS strategic plan (submit- 
ted to campus administration in May 2006 
and available for review at www.lis.uiuc.edu/ 
about/strategic-plan. html) . 



The plan articulates five strategic priorities, 
listed here along with the current status of 
our progress toward achieving those goals. 







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1. Participating as an equal partner 
in the Illinois Informatics Initiative and 
in informatics components of other 
strategic research initiatives 

The I 3 steering committee has completed its 
report and submitted it to the Provost for 
response. As mentioned above, GSLIS will 
need a budget increase in order to be a mean- 
ingful partner in this initiative, including 
taking part in I 3 or Institute for Advanced 
Computing Applications and Technologies 
(IACAT) cluster- or joint-hiring programs. 
As Leigh Estabrook plans to retire in 
August of 2007, Carole Palmer has taken over 
directorship of the Library Research Center, 
recently renamed the Center for Informatics 
Research in Science and Scholarship, and she 
is shifting its focus to concentrate on schol- 
arly and scientific communication, which 
should make it an important center of grav- 
ity for GSLIS research contributions to P. 
Increased collaboration with the Automated 
Learning Group at NCSA will also contribute 
to achieving this goal. 



DAN SCHILLER 
Jalking in the Colorado mountains, paying close attention to where I put my feet but 
pacing myself to allow continual viewing of the surrounding vistas, induces in me 
a clarity of thought that I take to be inspiration. This daytime state is intensified by 
vagrant reading at night and early in the morning: novels, newspapers, histories, texts 
in political economy. 



Master's student Sara Thompson while on the job 
at the Isaac Funk Family Library in the College of 
Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences 



2. Recruiting and retaining excellent 
faculty and students, including those 
from underrepresented groups 

New faculty hiring this year will strongly 
support this goal. Additionally, the LAMP 
project (LIS Access Midwest Program), led 
by GSLIS Assistant Dean for Student Af- 
fairs Rae-Anne Montague and administered 
by new GSLIS staff member Amani Ayad, is 
targeted at attracting underrepresented stu- 
dents in conjunction with eight other Mid- 
west universities (see http://www.lisacc.ess. 
org/). LAMP holds its first summer program 
for prospective LIS students this summer, in 
Madison, Wisconsin. 

3. Maintaining leadership in digital 
libraries and in literature and 
librarianship for youth 

As the earlier reported U.S. News rankings 
indicate, we have achieved and continue to 
maintain a number one ranking, but com- 
petition from significantly more well-funded 
programs is intense. We have a significant 
retirement in the faculty in youth services, 
when Betsy Hearne (who this year won the 



ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence) retires 
in May of 2007. One of our new faculty hires 
will be in this area, joining Assistant Professor 
Kate McDowell and Georgeann Burch, K-12 
Library Information Specialist Certification 
program coordinator, both of whom we hired 
in 2005. 

4. Consolidating strength in social/ 
community informatics 

Our history in this area is represented by 
Prairienet, which has tremendous value to 
hundreds of individuals and organizations in 
Illinois and now well beyond the state, given 
Paul Adams' new engagement in Sao Tome 
(you can read the blog on the latest visit at 
http://saotomeproject.wordpress.com/). Prai- 
rienet's future lies with the newly developed 
Community Informatics Initiative, which 
looks like it will be funded on a recurring ba- 
sis by the Provost, to help faculty across the 
campus develop community-based service- 
learning courses and externally funded com- 
munity research projects. Leading the way 
on the educational front is the GSLIS Com- 



munity Informatics Corps, a track within the 
M.S. program that is geographically based in 
the Paseo Boricua neighborhood in Chicago. 
At a recent event in that neighborhood high- 
lighting the accomplishments of this program 
in its first year, the Chancellor was sufficient- 
ly impressed to commit to funding two grad- 
uate assistantships a year for five years. 

5. Building strength in information 
history, economics, and policy 

This is an area where we are vigorously pur- 
suing new faculty hires. We have one pending 
retirement here, as well, when Boyd Rayward 
retires in December of 2007. This is an area 
where GSLIS can make a unique contribu- 
tion to I\ from the undergraduate minor 
through Ph.D. education and in faculty re- 
search. With respect to faculty research, I'm 
pleased to note that Dan Schiller published 
a new book this year with the University 
of Illinois Press, called How to Think About 
Information. 



SUMMING U 



All of us — faculty, staff, students, alumni, 
and friends — have an interest in seeing 
GSLIS maintain its overall excellence. Doing 
this requires us to pay attention to some key 
indicators over time. Happily, Illinois pro- 
vides its schools and colleges with in-depth 
institutional information, from the Division 
of Management Information (DMI), which 
makes it much easier to track these indica- 
tors. DMI is the source of most ot the in- 
formation for the charts that you see in my 
report this year, and that you have seen in my 
previous reports. Though the DMI numbers 
are very useful, it is always important to make 
sure that one really understands the source 
and significance of these numbers. This is 
especially true in GSLIS, because we are in 
many ways an exceprion to the norms of this 
campus: we are a graduate school in a largely 
undergraduate university; we are a profession- 
al school in a graduare college that is largely 
focused on other kinds of graduate educa- 



tion; we are a school with more rhan half of 
its students online, in a university that is still 
very much geared to residential students; 
and we are a school that has a complex and 
long-standing relationship to a non-degree- 
granting unit on campus, namely the Library, 
where 100 of our students have assistantships 
at any time. You can see the cost to GSLIS of 
the tuition waivers associated with these as- 
sistantships in Figure 4, and looked at in iso- 
lation, this chart would seem to indicate that 
we are giving away most of our income in or- 
der to subsidize assistantships, most of which 
are in the Library. What's not clear from 
rhese numbers, though, is the fact that with- 
out our students, the Library would be hard 
pressed to staff its front-line operations and 
they would be paying more to hire full-time 
non-professional staff. Nor is it apparent, nor 
could it be, that without these assistantships, 
our students would be less well educated and 
less well prepared when they graduate. 




Molly Dolan. a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital 
Libraries student, examines microfilm as part of her job 
with The Illinois Newspaper Project. 







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The general question of metrics has become 
especially important this year, as our new 
Provost, Linda Katehi, works toward estab- 
lishing a framework for campus-wide plan- 
ning and evaluation. She, too, draws her 
metrics from DMI, and the question of what 
gets measured, and how, has been a topic of 
some lively discussion in the past year. I'd like 
to share with you some of the things that I've 
learned along the way, because I think they 
help to illuminate the strengths of GSLIS, 
and to explain whv that light is sometimes 
hidden under a bushel. 

To date, LEEP enrollment has been count- 
ed separately from on-campus enrollment, 
which is logical enough, but this decision to 




count LEEP separately has some profound 
and, I think, unintended implications for 
our program: for example, in the standard 
metrics, faculty workload is figured by divid- 
ing the number of on-campus sections ottered 
by the number ot tenure-system faculty, but 
our tenure-system faculty teach as often on- 
line as on campus, so this metric captures 
onlv half their effort. Minority enrollment is 
measured on the basis of on-campus enroll- 
ment, but our minority enrollment in LEEP 
is generally about twice what it is on-campus. 
LEEP tuition is segregated out when figur- 
ing our budget, because LEEP is regarded as 
a "self-supporting" program — which means 
that when tuition income per student is mea- 
sured, we look like we bring in very little. 



FIG.4 ON-CAMPUS TUITION AND WAIVERS 



Tuition income net, tuition income waived 



Income Waivers 






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Mil 

BM 913 863 



510 



170 174 



1996-97 1997-98 1989-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 



N BISHOP 
ae Addams: radical and pragmatic social 
theorist who, at the turn of the century, 
showed us how people frtNp^ all walks of life 



justice. Her pioneering participatory action 
research, conducted by tenement dwellers, 



sweeping new legislation, draii 
in slum deaths by disease, and a vitally 
new understanding of community-based 
knowledge and action. 



National Archives 




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■ am inspired by the serious deligru 

process of understanding by people of all ages when they encounter stories that shift th 

way of seeing the world, whether they are two or one hundred and two. 

I'm inspired by children's librarians and other information professionals who treat children as 
neople with their own wishes, perspectives, and abilities to engage with knowledge in all its 

is, including stories, games, pictures, statistics, songs, dances, poems, algorithms, and 
more that we can't yet imagine. 



The Provost's metric of State dollars/student 
is arrived at by subtracting our LEEP tuition 
($1,537,000) from our State/Tuition budget 
allotment ($4,174,000), and dividing that 
by our number of students — but this num- 
ber onlv represents our on-campus students 
(247), which gives a number of $10,676, as 
compared to $8,745 for the campus average. 
However, if you divide by our actual number 
of students for that year, you get a per-stu- 
dent cost of $5,338. 

To ignore LEEP, in other words, makes us 
look significantly more expensive than the 
campus average; to include LEEP makes us 
look even more significantly cheaper than 
average. If we don't consider LEEP, then our 
state dollars per student look high, and our 
tuition dollars per student look low. But if 
we take LEEP enrollment into consideration, 
our tuition dollars per student works out to 
a figure that is directly comparable to Engi- 
neering and more than Applied Health Sci- 
ences, Agriculture, Communication, Liberal 
Arts and Sciences, Education, or Fine and 
Applied Arts. Including LEEP, our state dol- 
lars per student works out to a figure that is 
most closely comparable to Agriculture, and 
significantly less than Engineering, Educa- 
tion, Fine and Applied Arts, and Social Work. 
In other measures not commonly used — like 
degrees/full-time positions, or state dollars/ 
degree, or grant dollars per faculty mem- 



ber — we compare favorably with the other 
schools and colleges on campus that provide 
professional programs and do not have un- 
dergraduate majors: only Social Work is more 
cost-effective. When we compare ourselves 
on these benchmarks to schools and colleges 
that have professional programs and also have 
undergraduate majors, we most closely match 
Applied Health Sciences and Engineering. 

I know that these issues are inherently less in- 
teresting than the new research projects or the 
new teaching endeavors that I've talked about 
earlier in this report, and that is why I've left 
them to the end — but they are critical in the 
long-term fortunes of the School, which is 
why I mention them at all. With the Global 
Campus coming, I believe that the campus 
administration now understands that we are 
the canary in the coal mine, and I think we 
have successfully communicated the impor- 
tance of figuring out how to measure the in- 
puts and outputs in a program like ours. In 
short, we look much more like the future of 
this campus than we look like its past. I'm 
happy to report that the future is flexible with 
respect to residency, high touch as well as 
high tech, more diverse, and still excellent. 





John Unsworth, Dean 

Graduate School of Library and Information Science 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 




CONVOCATION AWARDS 

presented at GSLIS Convocation, 
May 14, 2006 

BRYCE ALLEN AWARD FOR REFERENCE 
SERVICES 

Michelle Maloney 

C. berger Group entrepreneurial 

PROMISE AWARD 

Kyle Naff 

BERNER-NASH MEMORIAL AWARD 

Keren Moses-Joshi 

Besiki Srvilia 

ANNE M. BOYD AWARD 

Annette Lesak 

JANE B. AND ROBERT B. DOWNS 
PROFESSIONAL PROMISE AWARD 

Julia Derden 

Richard Urban 

HERBERT GOLDHOR AWARD FOR 
PUBLIC LIBRARIANSHIP 

Jennifer Greene 

Margaret Hommel 

HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATION 
MANAGEMENT AWARD 
James Brucker 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS/ 
TECHNOLOGIES AWARD 

Brant Chee 

FRANCES B. JENKINS AWARD 

Pamela Shaw 

LIBRARY SCHOOL ALUMNI 
ASSOCIATION STUDENT AWARD 

Honore Bray 



ALICE LOHRER AWARD FOR 
LITERATURE AND LIBRARY SERVICES 
FOR YOUTH 

Diane Foote 

Marianne Martens 

HAZEL C. REDIGER AWARD 

Carrie Nelson 

SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD 

Matthew Cordial 

Seon Hee Jeong 

FACULTY SPECIAL AWARD OF MERIT 

Geoftrey Ross 

PEGGY HARRIS AWARD 

Mark Lindner 



FELLOWSHIP AND 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 
Academic Year 2006-2007 

Mary Barnes Scholarship 

Karam Hwang 

EJ BRUCKER SCHOLARSHIP 

Karam Hwang 

MARGARET CAFFAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Migdalia Jiminez 

JUDITH DUYI CHIEN FELLOWSHIP 

Jennifer Aninger 

Mariella Colon 
Migdalia Jiminez 
Sally Ma 

EC COVEY SCHOLARSHIP 

Yvonne Nieves 

Sally Ma 



Master's student Hal Southern is one of several staffers 
at the Albert E. Jenner, Jr., Memorial Law Library at the 
College of Law 




Master's student Kjerste Christensen hones her cataloging 
skills in her position at the University Library. 




DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 

Christa Hardy 

FC GOODWIN SCHOLARSHIP 

Muzhgan Nazarova 

HAKA scholarship 

Wei Li 

HERBERTfi. AND LAURA BETH 

hearsey Scholarship 

Wei Li 

MIRIAM HERRON LIBRARY 
SCHOLARSHIP 

Andre Brock 

ANITA AND MARIE HOSTETTER 
SCHOLARSHIP 

Matthew Bejune 

Wei Li 

JOSIE B. HOUCHENS FELLOWSHIP 

Andre Brock 

Timnah Card 

LOIS WELLS IRWIN FELLOWSHIP 

Timnah Card 

Migdalia |iminez 

ELIZA LUEHM LATZER SCHOLARSHIP 

Donna Miner 

Muzhgan Nazarova 
Lisa Wright 

LEEP SCHOLARSHIP 

Migdalia Jiminez 

CARL AND KATHER1NE PERRIN 
FELLOWSHIP 

Claudia Rebaza 

Joan Bessman Taylor 
Maggie Duncan-Flowers 



ROSE BERNICE PHELPS FELLOWSHIP 

Andre Brock 

KATHARINE L. SHARP FELLOWSHIP 

Lixia Zhao 

SPECTRUM SCHOLAR (ALA AWARD 
SUPPLEMENTED WITH GSLIS FUNDS) 

Nancy Gistover 

Corinne Hatcher 
Patrice Johnson 
Patricia Hswe 
Karam Hwang 
Sally Ma 
Veronika Seidl 

HELEN T. AND MILDRED STEWART 
FELLOWSHIP 

Mariella Colon 

Ellen Knutson 

ALMEDA LEAKE TOOMEY 
SCHOLARSHIP 

Andre Brock 

Karen Medina 
Anna Nielsen 

LUCILE HUNTINGTON WILKINSON 
FELLOWSHIP 

Andre Brock 

Nancy Gistover 
Corinne Hatcher 
Wei Li 
Sally Ma 
Veronika Seidl 




I j j \l$w 



SCHOOL SPONSORED ASSISTANCE 

Jennifer Aninger 

Andre Brock 
Minjie Chen 
Nancy Gisrover 
Karen Medina 
Muzhgan Nazarova 
Ana Peso 
Gabriel Ripoche 
Veronika Seidl 
Aysel Tufekci 
Lisa Weinstein 
Cindy Welch 

CB & PE STONE 

Andre Brock 

YUAN T&H AWARD 

Lixia Zhao 

H.W. WILSON FOUNDATION 

Mariella Colon 

Migdalia Jimenez 



OTHER 2006 AWARDS 

CENTENNIAL SCHOLAR AWARD, 
ACADEMIC YEAR 2005-2006 

Chrisrine Jenkins 

LIBRARY SCHOOL ALUMNI 
ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED 
ALUMNUS AWARD 

Mohamed Mohamed El-Hadi 

Lizaberh (Betsy) Wilson 

LIBRARY SCHOOL ALUMNI 
ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED 
SERVICE AWARD 

Susan K. Barrick 



LIBRARY SCHOOL ALUMNI 
ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP AWARD 

Richard Pearce-Moses 

ROBERT B. DOWNS INTELLECTUAL 
FREEDOM AWARD 

Michele Reutry, former library director of 

the Hasbrouck Heights (NJ) Public Library, 

current library director of the Free Public 

Library in Oakland, New Jersey. 



CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS 
2006 GRYPHON AWARD 

Stinky Stem Forever by Michelle Edwards 

(Harcourt, 2005) 

Honor Books: Jigsaw Pony by Jessie Haas 

(Greenwillow, 2005); Babymouse: Qiieen of 

the World! by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew 

Holm (Random House, 2005); Chameleon, 

Chameleon by Joy Cowley (Scholastic, 2005) 

FACULTY AWARDS 

Professor Chip Bruce was given the 2006 
Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award by 
the Association for Library and Information 
Science Education. 

Professor W Boyd Rayward has been 
honored with the International Kaula Gold 
Medal and Citation given by the Professor 
Kaula Endowment for Library and Informa- 
tion Science to honor a person in the field 
who has "distinguished himself or herself as a 
Librarian, Documentalist, or Teacher of 
Library and Information Science." 





LINDA C. SMITH 
Since 1971 when I first discovered it as 
an M.S. student, I have been inspired by 
Vannevar Bush's 1945 vision of Memex. 
I revisit this with my students each year 
to be reminded of how far we have come 
and what we have yet to accomplish in 
information organization and access. 



Courtesy MIT Museum 



13 



GRANTS 



GRANT 



DONOR 



P.I. 






Computer Training at African American Veterans Transitional Housing Facility, East St. Louis 

Youth Technology Consortium 

IIS-GENI Workshop 

Centuries of Knowledge 

Library Access Midwest Program (LAMP) 

Identifying Factors of Success in CIC Institutional Repository Development 

WISE: Leveraging the Power of the Network to Increase the Diversity of LIS Curriculum 

Metadata Offer New Knowledge (MONK) 




35,600 from Eagles Nest of Saint Clair 

$40,687 from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic 
Opportunity 

$49,557 from the National Science Foundation 
$869,012 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
$971,915 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
$50,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
$277,427 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
SI ,000,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 




Les Gasser 



P. Bryan Heidorn & Carole 
Palmer 

Rae-Anne Montague 
Carole Palmer 
Linda Smith 
John Unsworth 



Music Information Retrieval/Music Digital Library Evaluation Project 
Toward the Scientific Evaluation of Music Information Retrieval Systems 
Public Library Data Service Statistical Report 2007 
2006 Academic Library Trends and Statistics 

Statistical Services for the Illinois State Library 

User Satisfaction with Access to Government Information & Services at Public Libraries & 
Public Access Computing Centers 

DCFS Web Resource 

International Workshop on Research Directions in Multiagent Systems 

Organization Dynamics of Software Problems, Bugs, Failures and Repairs 

Research Directions for Continuous (Re) Design in Free/Open Source Software Systems 

HERBIS: Herbisisthe Erudite Recorded Botanical Information Synthesizer In collaboration with 
Yale University 

Biodiversity to BioGeomancer 
ISL Electronic Documents Initiative 

Collection Registry & Metadata Reposito 

A Graduate Program for Scientific Communication Specialists: Getting Past the Prototype in 
Biological Informatics 

Mt. Prospect Public Library Citizens' Survey 

WISE: An Online Consortial Initiative to Build Multi-Institutional Capacity for Quality Library and 
Information Science Education 

Building an Effective Digital Library Curriculum through Library School and Academic Library 
Partnerships 

Extending the Web of Our Future: Recruiting and Educating the Faculty Who Will Educate the 
Next Generation of Library Professionals 

Exploring Collaborations to Harness Objects in a Digital Environment for Preservation 
Web-based Text-Mining and Visualization for Humanities Digital Libraries 







$390,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

$514,854 from the National Science Foundation 

$51 ,992 from the Public Library Association 

$55,1 18 from the Association of College & Research Libraries 

$109,122 from the Illinois State Library 

$495,450 from the Institute of Museum & Library $ervices 

$54,989 from the Illinois Department of Children & Family 
Services 

$15,000 from the National Science Foundation 
$545,991 from the National Science Foundation 
$92,007 from the National Science Foundation 
$174,652 from NSF/Biological Databases and Informatics 
$64,563 from the Moore Foundation 
$185,380 from the Illinois State Library 

$486,320 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 

$249,189 from the National $cience Foundation/Intelligent 
Information Systems 

$17,379 from the Mt. Prospect Public Library 
$257,171 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
$394,650 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
$62,986 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services 
$2,753,451 from the Library of Congress 
$598,674 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 




$tephen Downie 
Stephen Downie 
Leigh Estabrook 
Leigh Estabrook 
Leigh Estabrook 
Leigh Estabrook 
Karen Fletcher 
Les Gasser 
Les Gasser 
Les Gasser 
P. Bryan Heidorn 
P. Bryan Heidorn 

Larry Jackson 

Carole Palmer & Michael 

Twidale 

Carole Palmer & P. Bryan 

Heidorn 

Carole Palmer 
Linda $mith 
Linda Smith 

Linda Smith 

John Unsworth & Beth 
Sandore 

John Unsworth 



ONOR ROLL OF DONOR 



This report recognizes all contributions to GSLIS for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006. Although every effort has 
been made to ensure accuracy, errors may occur. If we have omitted your name or listed your name incorrectly, 
please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, GSLIS, 501 East Daniel Street, Champaign, Illinois 
61820-6211; telephone (217)333-2973. 

Members of the Dean's Council, initiated by Dean John Unsworthto acknowledge and communicate with the top- 
level donors to the School, are noted with an asterisk in the following list of donors. Membership includes alumni 
and friends who support GSLIS annually with total giving at $1000 or above, those who have made significant 
gifts to GSLIS in the past, and those who have made a generous provision to GSLIS in estate plans. For additional 
information, contact Diana Stroud at dstroud@uiuc.edu or 217-244-9577. 



R. B. DOWNS CIRCLE 

donors who made gifts of $5,000 or 
more 

1948 

Kathryn Luther Henderson* 

1965 

Boyd Rayward* 

1967 

Lionelle H. Elsesser* 

1972 

Linda C. Smith* 



FRIENDS OF GSLIS 

James R. Elsesser Jr. 
William T Henderson* 
Flora Lancaster Smith Estate 
Mildred Luther* 



P. L.WINDSOR CIRCLE 

donors who made gifts of $1,000 to 
$4,999 

1944 

Elizabeth Reuter Usher* 

1958 

Laurel Grotzinger* 

1959 

Dorothy Joens Glasby* 

1972 

Lynda M. McKibben* 



Jean E. Koch* 

1974 

Keith J. Stanger* 

1988 

Curt B. McKay* 

Danica D. Enlow* 

2001 

Marianne V. Steadley* 

2004 

Dipesh Navsaria* 



FRIENDS OF GSLIS 

R. Kirby and Susan K. Barrick* 
Eric G. Enlow* 
Rania A. Huntington* 
Carol Iglauer* 
Claude F. McKibben* 
Arnold W. and Marian H. 

Thompson* 
John M. and Margaret E. 

Unsworth 
Joseph H. Wilkinson Jr. Estate 
Martha E.Williams* 



HERBERT GOLDHOR CIRCLE 

donors who made gifts of $500 to 
$999 

1950 

James P. Dyke 

1961 

Robert Wedgeworth 

1965 

Chung-Kyun Wedgeworth 

1970 

Ruth Carol Carter 
Robert Allen Daugherty 
Roxanne C. Frey 



Prudence B. Cole* 

1972 

Maureen Gilluly Gragg 
Gwendolyn N. Weaver 



Donna 0. Dziedzic 

1982 

Sylvia H. Justice 

1985 

Marcia S.Trauernicht 

1986 

Dudee Chiang* 

1988 

Amy F. Robison 



Carol A. Erickson* 



Wendy Schumacher 

2002 

Mary Sue Pergander 

2004 

Francine L. Tanori-Pote 



Jie Zhang 



FRIENDS 

Bruce M. and Betty N. Alberts 

Gaby P. Borel 

YanLi 

Arch D. Robison 

Diana R. and Ronnie R. Stroud 

E-Tu Zen Sun 

John C. and Judith Desch Turner 



PROFESSOR'S CIRCLE 

donors who made gifts of$1 to $499 

1931 

Doris G. Murdock 



Else M.Kelly 

1939 

Dena J. Epstein 
Joe W. Kraus 



Betsy M. Fletcher 
Doris M. Phillips 



Nadine C. Houston* 
Myra L. Secoy 

1944 

Marguerite S. Kaufman 



Ellen L. Stanley 

1946 

Evelyn S. Clift 
MildredS. Hedrick 
Mary Radmacher 
Marjorie S. Spence 
Martha M. Tarpley 



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1947 

Martha Patterson Dixon 
Marion J. Wiederecht 

1948 

Rabieb T. Saur 

1949 

Elizabeth Anna Germany (DEC) 

1950 

Charles R. Machovec 
Ellis Mount 
Robert W.Oram 
Dorothy D. Urquhart 
James B. Woy 

1951 

Le Moyne W.Anderson 

Dale M. Bentz 

Betty M. E. Croft 

Mary Patricia Hall 

Mary F. Harrison 

Richard H. Schimmelpfeng* 

Rosemary Severance 

Ann L. Slaight 

A. Patricia Zimmerman 

1952 

Rose Marie Lomonte 
Thomas E. Parks (DEC) 
Sonia S. Perry 
Miriam L Ridinger 
Katherine A. Staack 

1953 

Margaret M. Barks 
Betty Jo Buckingham 
Betty Jane Wade 

1954 

Homer L Fletcher 
Mary A. Hall 
Janet P. Shea 

1955 

Theodora Ulrey Andrews 
Jeanne K. Fong 
Donell J. Gaertner 
Vivian B. Romans 
Laura Jean Smith 
Zanier D. Vivian 

1956 

Ruth E. Bauner 
Edna Mary Byerly 
Edwin S. Holmgren 
Edward A. Howard 
Margaret L Knight 
Emily D. Martin 
Virginia L Owens 

1 957 

Ruth Lois Karloski 
Patricia F. Stenstrom 
Kenneth P. Wolford 
Frances L. Woodrum 



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1958 

Barbara Ballinger 
Anne B. James 
Harry J. Maiberger 
Helen T. Manning 

1959 

Marjorie C. Bengtson 
Evangeline Chekouras 
Leo F. Hamilton 
Susan Bush Lindsey 
Alice I. Nolte 
Barbara 0. Slanker 

1960 

Charles A. Bunge 
Gene L. Dewey 
Mohamed M. El Hadi 
Guy G. Garrison 
Lenore Glanz 
Hazel N. Hassan 
Patricia A. Heidorn 
Florence H. Maltby 
W. L Mitchell 
Julia H.Triplehorn 

1961 

Lucy E. Baker 
Rosemarie Baratta 
Betty C. Black 
Clara E. Castelo 
Evan J. Christensen 
Ruth D. Crockett 
Elberta J. Ewbank 
Frederick J. Kent 
Karl D. Kroeger 
Jane B. Laswell 
Charles S. Longley 
Barbara S. McCrimmon 
Mary Ann Sarver 
Normalie Strickland 
Janet LWaitz 

1962 

Kathleen Breckenridge 
Mata-Marie H. Cooney 
Jean Blue Corey 
Patricia H. Gates 
Louise S. Hass 
Alice Norton 

1963 

Margaret A. Bradow 
Mary L. Brickey 
Sandra 0. Herzinger 
Willis M.Hubbard 
Thomas Kilpatrick 
Mary Joyce Pickett 
Mary Ellen Soper 
John B. St. Leger 
Anna Marie Van Kommer 
Marilyn R. Voegele 

1964 

Gladys J. Boyer 
Helen J. Ehrensperger 
Almeda G. Maynard 
Lois B. Schultz 
Stanford Terhune 
Florence E. Thompson 
Margaret L. Thrasher 



1965 

Nancy G. Blase 

Ronald D. Blazek 

The Reverend Nolan R. Bremer 

Johanne F. Grewell 

Joan L. Hewitt 

Kay E. Hodson 

Mary F. Kralicek 

Alfred C. Krober 

Barbara J. Lintner 

Dilys E. Morris 

Julianne Z. Rohmaller 

Mary F. Root 

Beth P. Schober 

Marianne W. Stowers 

Tamara Strubel 

Joanne G.Wells 

1966 

John Ed Bell 
Melvin A. Carlson Jr. 
Katherine S. Day 
Georgene E. Fawcett 
Marianne L. Gatewood 
Thomas J. Michalak 
Jo-Ann Michalak 
Alinda J. Nelson 
Martha Jo Sani 
Arlene G. Taylor 
Janet K. Uden 



1967 

Johanna E. Bowen 
James R. Christopher 
Anne G. Edwards 
William C. Gaines Jr. 
Laurel F. Goodgion 
Mary Lou Gregory 
Nancy E. Hardin 
Bonnie B. Holland 
Ann Lynn Kalkhoff 
Elizabeth H. Monette 
Gordon E. Rasmussen 
Nancy J. Smith 
Virginia R. Weiser 
Kathryn A. Whitman 

1968 

Barbara W. Blinks* 
Bonita Dickinson Dillard 
Sandra M. Ellison 
Joan M. Fox 
Cecilia K. Gaines 
Julia S. Goldstein 
Mary C. Guy 
Morelle H. Herzinger 
Jean C. Hughes 
John J. Jax 
Barbara G. Kile 
SanokP. Kim 
Suzanne H. Martensen 
Barbara M. Molitoris 
Marilyn Myers 
Frank R.OIah 
Paladugu V Rao 
Marion T. Reid 
Lucy B. Thomas 
Patricia B.Turnbull 
Wilma F. White 



1969 

John B.Albright 
Sara Ellen Anderson 
Gail A. Bardhan 
Charles H. Baumann 
Jary A. Berry 
Gary L. Bogart 
Adele S. Douglass 
Lydia A. Lucas 
Sandra L. Paddock 
Robert D. Thomas Sr. 
CarlW. Volkmann 

1970 

Susan E. Bekiares 
Donna L. Bessant 
Nora J. Cambier 
Barbara Cox 
Wyman P. Deck 
Barbara J. Deffley 
Mary Ellyn Gibbs 
Ann C. Heaton 
Linda L. Houle 
Jane H. Koehler 
Gail P. Landy 
Robert A. McCown 
Sally M. Moffitt 
Louis R. Mortimer 
Marilyn L. Nelson 
Kerry M. Pathy 
Roberta E. Peduzzi 
Phyllis L. Rearden 
Louise A. Taylor 

1971 

Ardell M. Bengtson 

Jo Anne Boorkman 

John Lewis Campbell 

C. Jane B. Carnall 

Margaret Field Crane 

The Reverend Randa J. D'Aoust 

Oleva L Dick 

Michele M. Gendron 

Mary Krick 

Miriam A. Mendenhall 

Mary A. Morgan 

Lois Minute Pausch 

Barbara H. Peresie 

Norman V. Plair 

Susan K. Pozdol 

Kathleen L. Shannon 

Julie A. Sigler 

Robert L.Wagner 

1972 

Lucia I. Backus 
Nancy J. Balz 
Mary E. Bissey 
AnnL. Blair 
Charles L. Brunk 
Carmel C. Bush 
Linda T. Chapman 
Donald G. Davis Jr. 
Kathryn DeGraff 
David R. Dowell 
Ronald K. Fark 
Gail A. Flatness 
Ann E. Fleming 
Barbara S. Griffiths 
Janet Hawkins 



Laurie D. Hartshorn 
Nancy Johnson 
Sheryl Nichin- Keith 
Jeanette A. Kopel 
Bridget L Lamont 
Harold M. Leich 
Arlene M. Lundgren 
Nancy Arthur McDaniels 
KatherineS. McGrath 
Samuel F. Morrison 
Stella F. Mosborg 
Maureen M. Musson 
Donna M. Newton 
Barbara J. Nolan 
Sylvia D. O'Brien 
Bobby J. Player Sr. 
Susan K. Roberts- Forsberg 
Elizabeth A. Rupert 
Joan S. Tansey 
Ruth B. Van Kirk 
Christie E. Wrenn 
Gail A. Yokote 
Candace M. Zeman 

1973 

Laurie Bartolini 
James Chervinko 
Tschera H.Connell 
Kathryn J. Crouch 
Jeanne A. Gittings 
Barbara S. Gontrum 
Lawrence R. Gorman 
Carol L. Janoff 
Royden R. Jones 
Charlene P. Kanter 
Harriet L Kling 
Kenneth Lavender 
Sandra B. Mohammad 
Nathan Plotkin 
Andrea I. Rail 
William C. Robinson 
Suzanne M. Shackleton 
Wilson M. Stahl 
Helga B. Visscher 

1974 

Bruce 0. Barkley 
Kathleen R. Bognanni 
Richard E. Bopp 
Shirley A. Brosch 
Jolien R. Catlin 
Nancy K.Clark 
James A. Flatness 
James R. Johnson 
Nancy L. Lacook 
Carolynne Myall 
Cornelius M. O'Shea 
Mary M. Rooney 
Anne L. Shimojima 
Emily F. Upton 
Kathryn M. Weisman 
Michael N. Widener 
Pamela J.Wilson 
LaVerne P.Winn 

1975 

Katherine R. Bremser 
Mary Lu B. Bretsch 
E. Beatrice Briggs 
Lynn S. Cline 
Diane D. Dold 



George R. Gaumond 
Margareth S. Gibbs 
Andrea M. Hirtle 
Ralph W.Holibaugh 
George R. Jaramillo 
Beverly A. Jones 
Linda D. King 
Molly A. Klowden 
Bernice B. Lieberman 
William C.McCully Jr. 
George F. McGregor 
Susan L McNeil-Marshall 
Linda K.Miller 
L. Phelps Shepard 
Rita Hoyt Smith 
Imogene Zachery 

1976 

L. Kurt Adamson 

Martha C. Adamson 

Rita M. Bartholomew 

Scott B. Bennett 

Mary I. Beveridge 

MarleneC. Book 

Cheryl J. Boyd 

Barbara A. Carroll 

Lynn K. Chmelir 

Judith Jorstad Dudley 

Cheryl A. Elzy 

Gordon G. Eriksen 

Claudia Dahldorf Fishier 

Michael A. Golrick 

Jill D. Golrick 

Carol Ann Henley 

Terese L. Jennings 

Janis L. Johnston 

Larry A. Kimble 

Jay H. Lambrecht 

Melissa Mahood Lambrecht 

The Reverend Susan M. 

Lederhouse 
Roberta Shallenberger Lynch 
Kathryn I. Martens 
Nancy B. McCully 
Louise A. Pacholik 
Louis J. Reith 
Karin A. Reside 
Allan D. Satin 
John W. Sondheim 
Laura L. Veckey 
Barbara M. Wildemuth 
Lois Larson Williams 
Nina Wunderlich 
Mary Yonan 

1977 

David G. Anderson 
Virginia Mattson Carden 
Nancy J. Choice 
Beth E. Christensen 
Larayne J. Dallas 
David J. Gilner 
Doria B. Grimes 
Curley C. Jones 
Mary A. McDonald 
Nancy Patricia O'Brien 
Angela G. Plagge 
Susan E. Pope 
Stephen W. Rogers 
Lois A. Skillrud 



Janice J. Wernette 
Weldon L.Whipple 

1978 

James P. Adamson 
Lawrence W. S. Auld 
Jackalie L. Blue 
Sandra R. Corkins-Schmidt 
Cheryl L Flinn 
Connell B. Gallagher 
Linda S. Greene 
Hector R. Hernandez 
Joanne M. Humphreville 



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Christopher R. Jocius 
Carolynne S. Kent 
Mary Anne Knefel 
Lynda G. Leach 
Marjorie Kiefer Newman 
Diane Parr 
Kathleen K. Piehl 
Linda L. Reichert 
Kathleen M. Thomson 
David A. Tyckoson 
Sandra J. Walles 
Paula K.Weiss 
Lizabeth A. Wilson 



THE 

KATHARINE L. SHARP 

LEGACY SOCIETY 

til I I i 



In 2004, the Graduate School of Library and 
Information Science established the Katharine 
L. Sharp Legacy Society to recognize alumni and 
friends who have included a gift for GSLIS in 
their estate plans. 

These gifts take many foijms, including: 
simple bequests in your will, gift annuities, and 
charitable trusts. 

Many of these plans offer substantial 
financial and tax savings benefits, often 
complementing an individual's overall estate 
plans. 

All are greatly appreciated and help to 
ensure the tradition of excellence at GSLIS for 
future generations of information professionals. 

If you have included GSLIS in your 
estate plans or would like information on this 
opporrunity, contact Diana Stroud, GSLIS 
Development Office at 217-244-9577 or 
dstroud@uiuc.edu. Visit our Web site at: 
www.lis.uiuc.edu/gslis/development for bequest 
language and other information. 



Current members of the Katharine L. Sharp 
Legacy Society include: 

Dr. Sidney Berger 
Dr. Jana Bradley 
Lois Elaine Carroll 
Dr. Michele V. Cloonan 
Sharon Eckert 
Rebecca A. Graham 
Dr. Laurel A. Grotzinger 
Nadine C. Houston 



1979 

Susan M. Andrews 
James E. Baker 
Pamela R. Broadley 
Susan A. Gvazdauskas 
Eleonore E. Hansen 
James R. Hardt 
Miriam L. Kennard 
Rita M. Moore 
Thomas A. Pearson 
Patricia T. Procter 
Gerald R.Specht 
Wilbur A. Stolt 
Jorge Encarnacion Torres 

1980 

Alana K. Callender 
Sandra L. Edwards 
Carol J. Gillman 
Mary Benjamin Hester 
Anita D.Johnson 
Carolyn H. McMahon 
Thomas R. Moorman 
Roxann F. Specht 

1981 

Sharon Lee Blackburn 
Elizabeth S. Brooks 
Patricia T. Carlson 
Mary Ellen K. Davis 
John J. Hasko 
Irene M. Hoffman 
Jean A. Jaderborg 
Terrence D. Nollen 
V. Christine Oyer 
Karen A. Perman 



Katharine J. Phenix 
Jean H. Shrier 
Larry L. Weyhrich 
Kim Y. Wittel 

1982 

Rashmi Mehrotra 
Catherine I. Salika 
Betsy Ross Sandford 
Diane W. Zabel 

1983 

Frances Ott Allen 
Patricia A. Cardenas 
Sharon Stine Eckert 
Catherine R. Friedman 
Carol M.Gates 
Peter B. Ives 
Rita M. Macellaio 
Phyllis C. Post 

1984 

Mary Beth Allen 
Lois M. Bellamy 
Michele V. Cloonan 
Angela Graham 
Janice L. Kragness 
The Reverend Scott A. 

Lemmermann 
MarkC. McKnight 
Ann E. Ogg 
Laurel P. Preece 
Carol A. Roggenstein 
Stephanie C. Sigala 



CAMPAIGN UPDATE 



GSLIS, during 
^ which time I have enjoyed meeting many of you 
Ws as I have traveled to events and visits around the 
g country. Together we accomplished a lot: last year 
we raised over $765,000 with the help of almost 
950 donors. As part of that giving, we raised the 
$75,000 we needed to meet both the Elsesser and the Provost matches 
that created the Library School Alumni Association Fellowship. And, for 
the first time, our Legacy Society donors are listed in this annual report. 

We still have more to do. On June 1, 2007 the University of Illinois is 
embarking on its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. As part 
of this campus-wide campaign, we established an active Advisory 
Campaign Committee chaired by Lionelle Elsesser (MS '67) and have 
worked hard to identify the School's funding needs. This four-year 
campaign will help GSLIS realize several important milestones: a named 
endowed chair, named professorships, an endowment that will name the 
Center for Children's Books, fellowships, new faculty research projects, 
and programs. I look forward to reporting on our progress for this 
upcoming year in the next annual report. 

Diana Stroud 

Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations 



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1985 

April A. Bennington 
Kathleen M. Bloch 
Linda V. Carlisle 
Jenny R. Chao 
Peter 0. Cookingham 
Kimberly Bennie Etcheson 
George E. Ferguson 
Faith D. Fleming 
Paul M. George 
Elizabeth B. Grob 
Marihelen Hatcher 
Brenda Murphy 
Linda R. Musser 
Carol C. Vaughn 

1986 

Sally Mohr Duchow 
Allison C. Fisher 
Susan R. Gibberman 
Patricia A. Hamilton 
Barbara E. Klintworth 
Jeannine E. Marshall 
Nancy Turner Myers 
Cheryl L. Niemeier 
Ruth A. Riley 
Jennifer L. Sturgis 
Patricia S.Taylor 

1987 

Sidney E. Berger 
Dora R. Bertram 
JaneT. Bradford 
Gerald M.Carlson 
Kathleen W. Craver 
Melvin G. DeSart 
J.William Draper 
Judith A. Edelstein 
Gordon L. Fellows 
Chengren Hu 
Carol A. Leibiger 
H.Vernon Leighton 
Lauren S. Leighton 
Theresa H. Michelson 
Margarets. Moga 
Patricia C. Norcott 
Beverly J. Obert 
Diane C. Pearson 
Karla J. Ritten 
Richard E.Rubin PhD 
Kay M. Sodowsky 
Roger L. Strouse 
Carol L.Thornton 
Sara Rosalie Tompson 
Scott J. Van Jacob 
Sarah A. Wachter 

1988 

Tracy Bicknell-Holmes 
Nena Burbank 
Ann E. Churukian 
Katherine L. Cullinan 
Mary Ellen Farrell 
Lorraine J. Haricombe 
Gayle W. Heimer 
Susan K. Herring 
Gail L Hoef 
Leann S. Johnson 
Lucia M. Khipple 
Bonnie L. Maidak 



James W. Mason 

Susan G. Miller 

M. Elizabeth Van Jacob 

1989 

Kathleen M. Bennett 
Timothy W.Cole 
Eugene Danilenko 
Kimberly A. Hale 
Diane K. Kovacs 
Patricia J. Leach 
Marilyn A. Lester 
Sandra L. Levy 
Beth McNeil 
Dennis A. Norlin 
Samuel J. Pathy 
Louis D. Petterchak 
Mary E. Reiter 
Karen A. Schmidt 
E. C. Schroeder 
Arlie F. Sims 
Mary K. Sutherland 
Betty L. Wagoner 

1990 

M. Michele Arms 
Robert A. Dunkelberger 
Nura M. Funda 
Lynn M. Hanson 
Elizabeth Hippely 
Stacy E. Hortner 
Y. MeiMah 
Michael D. Muchow 
Debra L. Newell 
Denise G. Rabogliatti 
Frances E. Roehm 
Marty Rosen 
Lian Jin Ruan 
Richard G. Seitz 

1991 

Kregg E. Argenta 
Rebecca S. Bare 
Amy K. Blanchard 
Sandra Lee Braber-Grove 
H. Faye Christenberry 
Lisa A. Dick 
Carol J. Elsen 
John H. Forsyth 
Amy J. Glass 
Gwendolyn Gray 
Marianne Hebert 
Deanna M. Howard 
William J. Maher 
Priscilla J. Matthews 
Michele C. McNabb 
Sharon K. Naylor 
Laura L. Nekola 
Steven J. Oberg 
Patricia L. Palmer 
Beverly M. Rauchfuss 
Lynne M. Rudasill 
Michael D. Shadix 
Leora Ornstein Siegel 
Susan L Woitte 

1992 

Anne K. Barker 
Gerald T. DeWitt 
Mary A. Dillinger 



Diane M. Duesterhoeft 
Charlotte A. Dugan 
Mary C. Fleischer 
Jan E. Heckman 
Robert Haibin Hu 
Jennifer R. Inglis 
Martin D. Jenkins II 
Geradine M. Kaman 
Allen D. Merry 
VaileyB. Oehlke 
Charles A. Reynolds 
Marlys J. Scarbrough 
Susan M. Schnuer 
Jennifer L.Taxman 
Donald E. Todaro 
Bradford L Wilson 
Mary M. Wisnewski 
Kristin A. Woizeschke 

1993 

Laura L. Barnes 
Susan M. Boland 
Linda C. Ewbank 
Denise M. Hannibal 
Janet Lee-Smeltzer 
Kay LaRae Lynch 
Carol E.Reid 
Haralds Robeznieks 
Elizabeth M. Schobernd 
Rebecca S. Smith 
Leah M. Stackhouse 
Sara Collins Suelflow 
Heidi Armstrong Temple 
Cynthia J.Weber 
Sandra LWolf 
RoslynD.Wylie 

1 994 

Karen A. Anderson 
Donna Yanney Bennett 
Julie C. Bolding 
Ellen R. Butchart 
Louise Ann Cayo 
Rosetta Coleman 
Shang Liu 
Jane L. Loescher 
Mary Ann Monk 
Maureen L. Morrison 
Mary Jane Petrowski 
Brian A. Quinn 
Laura L. Ramirez 
Jennifer E. Sweda 

1995 

Connie L Amon 
Mary A. Anthes 
Elaine A. Bearden 
Sandra C. Bolek 
Bruce D. Fraser 
Michael Levine-Clark 
Ginger C. Lynn 
Michelle A. Mayes 
Alexander B. McLane 
Kimberley A. Nystrom 
Melissa L Palmquist 
Carol E. Simmons 

1996 

Karen K. Bronshteyn 
Jeffrey S. Brooks 



Stacey L. Cisneros 

Lynn 0. Fleming 

Helen Sheimo Flynn 

Brittney Goodman 

Anna J. Hulseberg 

Heather A. Jagman 

James M. Lonergan 

Karen A. MacKenzie 

Patricia M. Mathews 

Margaret C. Mohundro 

Carole L. Palmer 

Ann Phillips 

Jian Qin 

Andrea L. Schwartz 

Monica L K. Stratton 

Florence Y. Tang 

Anna Maria Susanne Watkin 

1997 

Vivian B. Bliss 
Barbara J. D'Angelo 
Lori A. DuBois 
Ann J. Faiks 
Kathleen C. Fountain 
Pasco Gasbarro 
Kara L. Giles 
Gwendolyn A. Harrison 
Naomi R. Hochhaus 
Nina E. Immaneni 
John D. Jaeger 
Kendi L. Kelley 
Thomas P. Kmetz 
Bridget A. MacMillan 
Christine M. Martin 
William B.McLeod 
Julie M. Miller 
Ryan M. Roberts 
Dawn M. Rutherford 
Michelle Saunders 
Mary G.Shultz 
Paige L. Soule 
Sarah G.Wenzel 
Lisa Zhao 

1998 

Julie Mary Chapman 
Stephanie R. Davis-Kahl 
Fernando Elichirigoity 
Lila D. Fredenburg 
Caroline S. Herbert 
ChadM. Kahl 
Nancy L. Lutgens 
Susan E. Morrisroe 
Elizabeth Ruhland 
Sandra L. Stauffer 
Holly N.Thompson 
Mary Wilkes Towner 
Barbara J. Turner 
Rachel L. Vellenga 
William J. Wheeler 

1999 

Terrence B. Bennett 
Jon Mark Bolthouse 
Connie E. Frankenfeld 
JillK. Gengler 
Qin He 
Xiaojun He 
Janna M. Heinen 
Margaret A. Herrmann 



Liza Faye Hickey 
Thomas J. Huber 
Scott R. Jenkins 
Jennifer W. Kiffmeyer 
Rachel E. Gavelek Konkle 
Wen-Ying Lu 
Kara J. Malenfant 
Kathleen McDowell 
Linda J. Minor 
Susan Wells Parham 
Pamela A. Tomka 
David C.Tyler 
Amelia S. Weber 
Dale M.Wertz 
Yin Zhang 

2000 

Ann M. Anderson 
Caitlin Augusta 
Paul D.Callister 
Christina M. Desai 
Carol M. Dix 
Jianhua Dong 
Barbara A. Driesner 
Stacey J. Goldade 
Cheryl I. Gunselman 
Joanne S. Kaczmarek 
Paul R. Keith 
Jeanne M. Lohfink 
Rae-Anne L. Montague 
Patrick M. Reidenbaugh 
Deborah A. Robertson 
Patricia A. Scott 
Judith E. Smith 
Jennifer L. Woodruff- Tait 
Ralph D.Wagner 



Malisa J. Anderson 

Cynthia C. Colletti 

Marilyn Sue Fuller 

Jessica C. Gibson 

Jane L. Gillespie 

Linda M. Hocking 

Melanie J. Huston 

Karen L. Janke 

Amy Killoran 

Christine A. Koenig 

Amy E. Matzke 

Pamela J. Miller 

Mary Ann Pohl 

Mary Z.Rose 

Rena D. Rosenthal 

Marysue J. Schaffer 

April L Spisak 

Donna C. Trenda 

Susan D.Williams 

Catherine J. Woodworth Wong 

2002 

Jean A. Baile 

Alison K. Barner 

Rachel E. Bindman 

Paula M. Cams 

Siobhan M. Champ-Blackwell 

Susan B. Engels 

Wendy G. Harris 

Nancy L. Jeckel 

Dan L. Jefkin 

Anita R. Johnson 



GSLIS EVOLUTION 

The face of GSLIS is always changing. 
The following are 2006 new hires, 
retirements, promotions and tenures, 
and service awards: 



NEW HIRES 

Penny Ames, Secretary III 

Amani Ayad, Visiting Program 
Coordinator -LAMP 

Melissa Cragin, Visiting Project 
Coordinator (Centuries of 
Knowledge) 

Candy Edwards, Administrative 
Secretary 

Elizabeth Edwards, Visiting 
Computer-Assisted Instruction 
Specialist 

Patti Grove, Secretary IV 

Sharon Johnson, Associate Director 
of Development 

Navadeep Khanal, User Services 
Specialist 



NEWLY AFFILIATED 
FACULTY 

Noshir Contractor, Professor 



Terry von Thaden, Assistant 
Professor 



PROMOTIONS 

Les Gasser, Professor 

Suzi Harmon, Business Manager 

Valerie Youngen, Admissions and 
Records Representative 



SERVICE AWARDS 

Patti Grove, 5 years 
Valerie Youngen, 5 years 
Lila Evans, 20 years 






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Michelle M. Kazmer 
Karen C. Kohn 
Zao Liu 
Paul F. Marty 
Peter A. McDonnell 
Doris J. McKay 
John A. Moorman 
Heather L Moulaison 
Susan R. Phillips 
Jo E. Powers 
Connie L. Repplinger 
John M. Repplinger 
Yuanxiang Shi 
Sarah L Shreeves 
Simone E. Sidwell 
Kathleen K. Smith 
Lois R. Travis 
Elizabeth P. Watkins 
Jodi Weisz 
Mario Welshons 
Dana C.Wright 
Melissa J. Wrobel 



2003 

Laura N. Akerman 
Rachael L. Bradley 
Mary Clare Brady 
Andrea L. Dinkelman 
Nanette Wargo-Donohue 
Alyson Naimoli Dorfman 
Rebecca E. Graham 
Melissa P. Henderson 
Ji H. Jung 
Susan C. Kelsch 
Verletta S. Kern 
Christine M. Kirkham 
Christine A. Kujawa 
Marlene K. Landstrom 
Maureen A. McCarthy 
Janise M. Phillips 
Catherine T. Pretlow 
Evan J. Rusch 
Linda Ann Scussel 
Linda K. Smith 



PRAIRIENET REACHES ITS GOAL 

Prairienet's summer 2006 call for support drew an overwhelming response from 
the community. In order to fully fund an anti-spam solution for its members, 
Prairienet asked for donations, but it wasn't only checks that flowed into Prairi- 
enet's office. Over 200 people provided heartfelt testimonials about the value of 
Prairienet in their lives. 

These testimonials came from a variety of users: from retired persons who 
rely on the service as an affordable entry to the Internet to community groups 
who use Prairienet listervs and newsgroups to communicate with their mem- 
bers. Prairienet is part of the Community Informatics Initiative at GSLIS and has 
provided networking services since it was founded in 1993. 

Before Proofpoint, an anti-spam appliance, was installed on the GSLIS and 
Prairienet mail server, members' accounts were vulnerable to the enormous 
quantity of spam and viruses floating around the net. It was also impossible to 
quantify the number of spam messages the server received. With Proofpoint, 
members are enjoying cleaner inboxes and fewer delays in sending and receiv- 
ing mail. 

Martin Wolske, user services coordinator, explains that in a 30-day-period 
during the summer of 2006 "of the almost 5.5 million email messages sent to 
GSLIS and Prairienet (the vast majority of which were sent to Prairienet) 4.9 
million were spam and 30,653 had viruses in them." With Proofpoint, these 
spam messages and viruses have been prevented from ever entering members' 
accounts. 

Over 250 members of the PUBYAC mailing list, a professional list for youth 
services librarians in the United States and Canada, supported Prairienet in 
this campaign. "Kudos go to PUBYAC listowner Shannon VanHemert. She gal- 
vanized her list's 4000+ members and they contributed an amazing $3500. We 
also received over 100 testimonials from PUBYAC members thanking us for 
our support and attesting to the importance of PUBYAC to children's librarians 
throughout the English-speaking world," said Karen Fletcher, who works with 
community information systems at Prairienet. 

"I am overwhelmed by the generous response both in terms of financial 
contributions and words of support. This really reflects well on the community 
aspect of the Prairienet Community Network," said Prairienet Director Paul 
Adams. 

To find out more about Prairienet or to support the work they do, please visit 
www.prairienet.org. 



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Rita Stephens 
Heather L.Tompkins 

2004 

Georgeann L. Burch 
Christopher M. Condill 
Stephanie D. Crawford 
Sarah Erekson 
ChadM. Fennell 
Kate Fultz Hollis 
Kendal H.GIadish 
James H. Obst 
JoAnn M. Passarelli 
Barry C. Sanders 
Jordan E. Seymour 
Terry L. Von Thaden 
Rudolph S. Waldschuetz 
Asra Yousufuddin 



Timothy G. Donohue 
Francis J. Fitzanko 
Marc S. Gartler 
Susan G. Kumar 
Brian T. Looker 
Linn R. McDonald 
Sharon K. Van Poolen 



Julia M. Derden 



FRIENDS OF GSLIS 

Meredith Adami 
Vikram S. Adve 
David R. Anderson 
Linda Anderson 
Michael J. Andrejasich 
James B.Andrews Jr. 
Kurt J. Austin 
Liesil Baker 
Daniel J. Balz 
Jean M. Barker 
Joseph C. Barkmeier and 

Ann E. Tice 
Anna M. Barnes 
Mark E. and Cynthia Barron 
Cassandra Barron 
Linda A. Bauer 
Carroll M. Beckham 
Joel P. Berger 
Sue A. Bergstrom 
David Allen Berner 
Jessica E. Beverly 
Joseph L. Blackburn 
Lore Bloch 

Michael J. Boedicker 
Virginia L. Bower 
Michael G. Bradley and Virginia 

A. Colten-Bradley 
Kathleen A. Brinkmann 
Harold A. and Linda M. Brokish 
Bertram C. and Susan P. Bruce 
Michael J. Brun 
Eileen Scully Brzozowski 
Carolyn G. Burrell 
Ann and Roy H. Campbell 
Vincent Cancilla and Earlene 

Baumunk 
Curtis R. and Dudley B. Carlson 



Nicholas J. and Mary J. Carrera 
Hong Chen 

Catherine B. and Tao Cheng 
James S. Chow and Shelley H. Lin 
Wayne E. Christenson 
Michael E.CIaffey and Elizabeth 

G. Hearne 
Oliver J. and Dorlene A. Clark 
Emily Turner Condill 
Fred J. Connell 
Beverly M. Cotter 
Giles L. and Diana J. Crane 
Elizabeth J. Cronan 
Cindy Cuccia 
Gary A. Cziko 
Avis Jane Davis 
Norman E. Davis 
Gordon W. Day 

The Reverend Harry K. Deffley 
Timothy H. DeFries 
James D. Derden 
Kirsten S. Dennison 
Robert M. Dickau 
Catherine G. Dobrovolny 
Terrie Dorio 
Janet A. Dornhoff 
David S. Dubin 
Dollie B. DuMontelle 
Antonia Durder 
Marilyn R. Durkee 
The Reverend Peter H. Dyck 
Sally Eakin 
Lindsay Elliott 
Tryggvi I. Emilsson 
Debra Boros Erikson 
Leigh S. Estabrook 
Earl Eugene Evans 
Jim Fay 
Lisa A. Fay 
Karen E. Fletcher 
Thomas F. Flynn 
Linda L. Fox 
Joan M. Friedman 
Paul M. Froberg 
Hongchun Fu 
John R. and Julie M. Fultz 
Richard D. Furr 
Leslie G. Gasser 
Garret W. Gengler 
Kenneth L. Gladish 
Barbara H. Gladney 
Laura Goldfeld 
Herbert Goldhor 
Andrea Gordon and Rajni 

Govindjee 
Christine Grant 
Dennis R. Gregory 
Charlotte J. Green 
Barbara J. Greenfield 
Noel and Patti Grove 
Wayne E. Grove 
Stan K. Guydon 
Rebecca Guyette 
Jack A. and Barbara C. 

Balbach-Haines 
Paula Hamman 
R. Keith Hanson 
Warren B. Hapke 
R. David Harley and Narges 

Berenji-Harley 



Willa Jean Harner 

Laura K. Hartman 

Stacy Anne Harwood 

Margaret L. Haworth 

Craig Winston Hays 

Betty J. Heideman 

P. Bryan Heidorn 

Andrew C. Hochhaus 

Penny R. Holibaugh 

Priscilla T. Holmgren 

Diane Hillard and Frederick A. 

Schlipf 
Marian P. Hohn 

The Reverend James B. Holiman 
Robert F. and Gloria K. Horvay 
Chantelle M. Hougland 
Chester W. Houston* 
James W. Hoyt 
Pei Ying Hsiang 
Morris and Claire Huck 
BetteB. Hughes 
Katherine J. Hunter and Jens D. 

Sandberger 
Ralph W.lden 
Aravind Immaneni 
Jennifer M. Inglis 
Frederick W. Irion 
Michael E. Irwin 
Awanda M. Jackson 
Jessica Jahiel 
Lenrose Jahiel 
Norman S. Janoff 
Lois Kain 

Chi L. and Chia-Chen Kang 
Jean Marie Kapp 
Robert M. and Elizabeth R. 

Kennedy 
Greg N. Kline 
Helen Knights 
Edward F. Kobel 
Andrew J. Koenig 
Amit Kumar 
Kathryn A. LaBarre 
F. W. Lancaster 
Patricia J. Lane 
Joyce M. Latham 
James A. Leach 
David M. Leininger 
Faye Louise Lesht 
Daniel S. Levari 
Carol S. Levin 
Daniel S. Lewart 
Shirley A. Lewis 
YI Li 
Ellen Lee and Donald Darold 

Licocci 
Margaret Kung Ting Liu 
Leslie W. Looney and Leslie A. 

Sherman 
Ellen Loughran 
Harry Lum 
Terry Peck Maher 
Doug Majers 
Arleeta Majors 
S. Pauline Mak 

Steven P. and Mary E. Malinsky 
Kathy L. Maniates 
John! Marshall 
Craig B. Matarrese 
Carol L McClure 



Jerome McDonough and Lori 

Kendall 
Leslie J. McGeorge 
Samuel L. McGlathery 
Dorothy E. Meisenhelter 
Christopher L. Menard and Nicole 

E.Allen 
Laurie I. Mikva 
Joseph A. Miller 
Ronald M. Minch 
Wolfgang and Ursula Minnerup 
Brian T. and Cheryl A. Mitchell 
DirkMol 

Michael L Moore 
Jennifer Dawn Morgan 
William Morrisroe 
Robert J. Mosborg 
Hsiao-Lan Mote 
Charles D. and Mary H. Munroe 
Leah J. Myers 
Jimmie D. Myers 
Randall Nelson 
Michael J. O'Brien 
Margaret J. Olson 
Kathryn A. Painter 
Julian I. Palmore III and Bland 

Hawkins Palmore 
Jo Ann Pauly 
Joseph N. Peacock 
R. Norman Peacock 
Leroy K. Pickett 
Anne Plotkin 
Dean A. Pollack 
Liesel Poppelbaum 
Scott E. Preece 
Jim Proefrock 
Joan Raphael 
Julian Rappaport 
Sherman K. and Octavia B. Reed 
Selma K. Richardson 
Ruth E. Romig 
Marcie A. Rosenzweig 
Theodore J. Rowland 
Marcia A. Rubin 
Deborah C. Rugg 
Andrea L. Rundell 
Michelle A. Ruppel 
Marya M. Ryan 
William F. Saylor 
Daniel T. Schiller and Susan Gray 

Davis 
Kimberly R. and James A. 

Schmidt 
Timothy C. Schreiber 
Jean M. Scully 
David Seaman 
Susan E. Searing 
Betty S. Segal 
Isabel D. Silver 
Gary W. Sink 
Jonathan E. Sivier 
David E. Smith 
Jeffrey M. and Patricia Conrad 

Smith 
Paul G.and Kathy M. Sons 
Kenneth A. Spelke 
Doreen C. Spitzer 
Susan Stell 
Deborah J. Stevenson 
Carrie E. Storrs 



PHDS AWARDED IN 2006 


Keren Moses Joshi, "Structured and Unstructured Story Play in Emergent 


Reading and Writing: Oral and Print Literacies in the Kindergarten Classroom." 


May 2006. Chair: Chip Bruce; Director of Dissertation Research: Elizabeth G. 


Hearne 




Besiki Stvilia, "Measuring Information Quality." May 2006. Chair and Director of 


Dissertation Research: Les Gasser 




Sarai Lastra, "Harvesting Community Knowledge." October 2006. Chair and 


Director of Dissertation Research: Linda C. Smith 


Rae-Anne Montague, "An Exploration of Student Contributions and Experience 


S 


in Online Education for Library and Information Science." October 2006. Chair: 




Christine A. Jenkins; Director of Dissertation Research: Linda C. Smith 




Jun Wang, "Mutually Adaptive Information Systems: A Perspective from 




Communication Modeling." December 2006. Chair and Director of Dissertation 




Research: Les Gasser 






Bei Yu, "An Evaluation of Text Classification Methods for Literary Study." 




December 2006. Chair and Director of Dissertation Research: John Unsworth 




Samantha Star Straf 


Al-Anon Family Groups 


Phyllis S. Sweitzer 


Alpha Chapter of Beta Phi Mu* 


Ronald D.Szoke 


The Andrew W. Mellon 


William R. Thomas 


Foundation 


Charles E. and Sandra M. 


Apple Computer, Inc. 


Thompson 


Bill and Melinda Gates 


Monte Throneburg 


Foundation 


Robert L. Towner 


C. Berger Group, Inc. 


T. H.Tsien 


Caterpillar Foundation 


Michael Bernard Twidale 


CNA Foundation 


Shannon L VanHemert 


Corning Incorporated Foundation 


Allan F.Vinton Jr. 


Dave Wrobel Construction, LLC 


Karen M. Vollmar 


Eaton Corporation 


Letitia P. Volpp 


Eli Lilly and Company Foundation 


Donald H.H.Wachter 


Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation 


Monica M. Walk 


Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 


Karen S.Walker 


Friends of Urbana Free Library 


Paul M.Walker ' 


GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 


Peter and Marie L.Walker 


Greenwood Publishing Group Inc. 


William F Walker 


Kirkland and Ellis Foundation 


Brian L. Wallen 


Leo Burnett Company, Inc. 


John P. Webb 


Lexis-Nexis 


Kathleen Weibel 


Lutheran Community Foundation 


Baltasar R.Weiss 


Microsoft 


Elizabeth Weiss 


Monsanto Fund 


Marina Wengert 


Motorola Foundation 


Gail R. Wernette 


NiSource 


Martha H. Wiencke 


Parkland College 


Cassie H. Wilson 


PCS Administration (USA), Inc. 


Mary A. Wilson 


Pfizer Foundation 


Juliet Youngren 


Special Libraries Association 


D.Kent Yates 


St. Louis County Library District 


Craig R. Zabel 


State Farm Companies 


E-An Zen 


Foundation 


Xiayang Zhang 


The Mennonite Foundation, Inc. 


Louisette W. Zuidema 


Thomson Dialog Corporation 




University of California 




Urban League of Champaign 


ORGANIZATIONS 


County 


support includes direct and matching 


Vanguard Charitable Endowment 


gift funds and provision of products 


Program 


and services 


West Urbana Neighborhood 




Association 


3M Foundation, Inc. 




Accenture Foundation, Inc. 






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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 



WINDSOR LECTURES 



The Fall 2006 Phineas L Windsor lecture, 
"What's an Author to Do? Google, Digitization, 
and the Future of Books," was delivered on 
October 12, 2006 by Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan, 
Associate Professor of Culture and 
Communication at New York University. The 
lecture is available online at: www.lis.uiuc. 
edu/puboff/catalog/windsor/. 

The Windsor Lectures are held thanks to a 
gift to the Windsor Fund by Arnold (BS '50 
Architectural Studies) and Marian (BA'50 
Science and Letters) Thompson of Tuscon, 
Arizona, in memory of Marian's grandfather, 
Phineas L. Windsor, librarian and director of 
the School, 1909-1940. 



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GSLIS OFFERS MANAGEMENT COURSES FOR CPLA 
CERTIFICATION 

This year GSLIS became the first library and information science school to become an approved 
provider for the American Library Association - Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) 
Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) program. The CPLA courses are offered through 
our continuing professional development program and are open to all library and information 
science professionals. 

The CPLA program is a voluntary post-MLS certification program for public librarians 
with three years or more of supervisory experience. The non-credit short online courses are 
designed to offer training in essential management issues and are valuable to librarians at all 
stages of their professional careers. The first course, Budget and Finance, was held August 23 - 
September 30, 2006 and had 24 students enrolled. Robert H. Burger (PhD '88), CPA, Associate 
University Librarian for Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught this course. 

GSLIS will be offering additional courses in 2007 including Fundraising and Grantwriting, 
Organization and Personnel Administration, Politics and Networking, Library Marketing Man- 
agement, and Planning and Management ot Buildings. 

CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS APPROVED 

In June 2006 a new Certificate in Special Collections was approved by GSLIS faculty and the 
University. The 12-credit-hour graduate certificate is open to library and information 
science professionals and students who want to develop expertise in special collections librarian- 
ship and to other professionals interested in developing or enhancing their knowledge of special 
collections. 

While the program will officially launch in spring 2007, GSLIS began offering short cours- 
es for this certificate in the summer of 2006. Summer 2006 courses included Great Printers and 
Their Books, The History of the Book, Music Bibliography, and Rare Books and Special Collec- 
tions Librarianship. 




OTHER 2006 CPD PROGRAMS 

GSLIS hosted a visit by Chinese academic librarians from June 17 -July 8. The 15 participants 
attended lectures given by GSLIS and library faculty on such topic as community informatics, 
digital preservation, strategic planning in corporate libraries, library buildings, and e-publishing. 
While at GSLIS the librarians took field trips to the Chicago Public Library and the Abraham 
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and attended a talk by Haipeng Li, the president of 
the Chinese American Librarians Association. After their time at GSLIS, the librarians toured 
various cities around the country. This is the second year GSLIS has hosted such a visit. 

BOOK ARTS WORKSHOPS 

"Working with Leather," taught Match 4-5 by Bea Nettles 

"Medieval Book: From Sheep to Shelf," taught May 20 by Sid Berger (MS '87) 

"Clamshell Box Workshop," taught May 21 by Jennifer HainTeper 

"Coptic Style Binding," taught July 22 by Jennifer Hain Teper 

"Multiple Needle Sewn Book with Paper Slipcase," taught September 30 by Bea Nettles 

"Preserving Your Family Treasures," taught October 28 by Tom Teper and Christopher Prom 

COMMUNITY CREDIT 

GSLIS processed over 175 requests in 2006 from non-degree students to enroll in our courses. 
Non-degree students include alumni interested in continuing professional development, teachers 
seeking school media endorsement, and potential future degree students. 



JEROME MCDONOUGH 
During my work at NYU, I met some of 
the people who smuggled books out of 
the University Library in Kabul and hid 
them in their houses so that the books 
wouldn't be destroyed by the Taliban. 
They did it knowing full well that if they 
were discovered they could face beatings 
or worse. When I'm feeling particularly 
glum about humanity's prospects, I try to 
remember that there are people in this 
world willing to put their lives on the line 
to help others learn. 



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NEW MAS 



N DATA 



GSLIS has launched a new master's concentration in data curation. The Data Curation Education 
Program (DCEP) received funding under the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Laura 
Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program. 

Associate Professor P. Bryan Heidorn, principal investigator, is working with co-principal investigators 
Associate Professor Carole Palmer and Professor and Associate Dean Linda C. Smith, to develop a 
new curriculum dedicated to providing theory and skills necessary for providing curation expertise in 
academic, industrial, and government organizations. 

Data curation means maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current 
and future use; it requires active management, appraisal, archiving, and preservation of data over the 
life-cycle of scholarly, scientific, and educational usefulness. 

"The professions of library science and information science have historically been an integral part of 
scholarly publishing. Digital data is now becoming an integral part of scholarly production. Funding 
agencies are requiring professional data curation to protect and maximize the product of their invest- 
ments. Data curation is simply an extension of the school's traditional strengths in organization, access, 
and preservation. In this new degree program we are updating and refining these strengths for this new 
era of science," said Heidorn. 

DCEP is working with an advisory committee to develop internships and learning opportunities for 
students. The committee includes, among others, representatives from the Missouri Botanical Garden 
and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network at the University of California-San Diego. 

"The field of digital data curation is in its initial stages, so this is a terrific time to be learning about it. 
We are seeing a number of career paths taking shape for which a foundation in library and information 
science will be crucial for the long-term access to use of digital materials. We are pleased to be devel- 
oping a program here at GSLIS that is grounded in faculty research on scientific information work, the 
production of scholarship, and the development and use of digital information tools and resources," 
said Melissa Cragin, DCEP program coordinator. 

More information is available atwww.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/ms/data_curation.html 



COURSEWORK 

The ALA-accredited Master of Science de- 
gree (M.S.) requires a total of 40 credit hours 
of course work that includes required core 
courses. Students in the DCEP concentra- 
tion work with their faculty advisors to select 
electives for a more individualized program 
that will prepare them for either a general or 
specialized career path. With the support of 
the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
(IMLS), we are able to provide internships 
with stipends at our partner organizations' 
sites. In addition, there will be a limited 
number of fellowships available for qualified 
students. We anticipate that our graduates 
• will be employed across a range of informa- 
tion-oriented institutions, including muse- 
ums, data centers, libraries and institutional 
repositories, archives, and private industry. 



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Doctoral candidate Melissa Cragin is the project 
coordinator for the data curation program 




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